8 Most Unique Airbnbs To Stay In Minneapolis, Minnesota - Updated 2024

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Minneapolis has quickly evolved from a quaint agricultural city in the Midwest to a vibrant cultural metropolis in the last century. Recent developments include the rise of 21st-century establishments and landmarks, such as the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Mall of America, and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Moreover, the city has many spaces for scenic outdoor recreation. To rediscover the beauty of nature, visit Chain of Lakes Regional Park or Minnehaha Park. If you’re visiting this thriving city, why not go for a one-of-a-kind rental? Take a look at the most unique Airbnbs to stay in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and make your stay extra memorable.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 29, 2024.

1. Historic castle stay for families

This three-bedroom castle has been around since 1903. It sits in Minneapolis Institute of Art’s neighborhood, providing family-friendly accommodations 2.6 km (1.6 mi) away from US Bank Stadium.

Sleeping up to seven people, this property offers a queen-sized bed in each bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook your own food, including a coffee maker, a microwave, an oven, a refrigerator, a stove, and essential cookware and dinnerware. Further, complimentary on-site parking is provided.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2.0 km (1.3 mi) from U.S. Bank Stadium
12 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
experience of a lifetime the hosts are incredible and very generous
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2. Comfortable and cozy wolf house (from USD 225)

Sleeping up to four guests with 167.2 sqm (1,800 sq. ft.) of floor space, this cozy single-bedroom earth house is ideal for small families and groups exploring Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. This rental boasts murals and rocks throughout its interiors, creating an appealing and unique living space. The bedroom comes with one king-sized bed.

For extra sleeping space, this rental also has a living room with one airbed, one floor mattress, two sofa beds, and two sofas.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
6.23 km (3.9 mi) from U.S. Bank Stadium
106 reviews   Wifi Available
Earthen home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of room w/ cool furniture and decor
annette was an outstanding host
annette was a wonderful host and very responsive
annette was a fantastic host who communicated quickly and made us feel welcome at every turn
annette was a wonderful host and the house was immaculate
our host gave us wonderful recommendations like hazels for breakfast which we highly recommend
and the location is great as well- about 10 to 15 mins away from everything
good location for getting to national sports center in blaine
it is in a good location to drive to the sites in st
the location was perfect and we did lots of hiking
also in a nice neighborhood in ne and really quiet for being not far from the city
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3. Cozy treehouse accommodation with a view of the vineyard (from USD 284)

Nestled on a historic farm beside a 202.3-ha (500-ac) park in Cottage Grove, this charming treehouse is only a 28-minute drive from Minneapolis. It is suitable for business and leisure travelers but not for children aged under 12.

This two-bedroom rental offers a hot tub perfect for couples. Moreover, there are two fireplaces to keep you warm on cold days and four outdoor decks where you can enjoy scenic views of a vineyard.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota, United States
34.01 km (21.2 mi) from U.S. Bank Stadium
623 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my friends stayed in the pull out bed in the secret room
a very unique “treehouse” hotel was fun trying to figure out the secret room
we really enjoy the bubble bath the fireplace secret room and the romantic vibe of the place
the surround sound system was awesome and the in room fireplace made the room cozy and romantic
the tree house was great- very clean and loved the coffee and creamer provided for us in the kitchen
everything was clean and lovely
the treehouse was very clean and is such a fun place to stay
the place is beautifully decorated and spotless
not only is it incredibly clean and comfortable but the artistic touches make it a unique experience
the host is really helpful and quick to response to all of our questions
the hosts made everything easy too
thank you to the owners for sharing your unique home
and the host couple are extremely friendly and attentive
beautiful place with beautiful host
great house and great location
the place is incredibly cute
amazing tree house close to st
absolutely loved this place and space it was so cute and unique
beautiful tree house and location
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4. Boho barn stay with hot tub

This single-bedroom barn sits amidst an 8.9-ha (22-ac) beachfront property in Afton, only about a 35-minute drive from Minneapolis. Blending boho-chic vibes and modern amenities, it ensures you a relaxing stay in a unique setting.

This property is ideal for couples and solo travelers, accommodating up to two guests. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed. Moreover, a hot tub is available for a minimal extra fee. You may also request a tray of hors d’oeuvre and wine when you stay here.

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Afton, Minnesota, United States
32.36 km (20.2 mi) from U.S. Bank Stadium
10 reviews  
Barn 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the hosts had such quick responses and were readily available to help with any needs
the host was excellent and very nice very cute place to stay
gorgeous decor in a fairly remote location
we enjoyed our stay the location was great privacy is fantastic
great privacy big property perfect country getaway close to the citues
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5. Castle stay near a state park

Situated within a 2.4-ha (6-ac) property in Marine on St. Croix, this grand castle is only 15 minutes away from Stillwater and 45 minutes away from Minneapolis. Conveniently, it is also near William O’Brien State Park. This four-bedroom rental features a living room, a gourmet kitchen, and a dining area, guaranteeing you a worry-free stay with your loved ones.

One bedroom comes with a queen-sized bed and a single bed, while another has a queen-sized bed. The remaining rooms have one double bed each.

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Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota, United States
46.6 km (29.0 mi) from U.S. Bank Stadium
40 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we refrained from showering for the rest of our stay out of respect for his property
this place was amazing plenty of room everything was comfortable and the view is outstanding
and we really appreciated the wifi it's the perfect location to escape and relax in cozy opulence
bedrooms are all comfortable and the place was very clean
i notified the host immediately and sent him pictures like he requested
the hosts are friendly and helpful and responsive
gorgeous space nice host touches at checkin lovely experience
the host had everything extremely well prepared and every detail was thought of
friendly and quick responses these guys are the real deal
unique and wonderful location
proximity to state park and stillwater make for great location off site as well
also very close to lots of fun places to visit :)
beautiful and unique place to stay
excellent location near state parks marine & stillwater
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6. Luxury lakefront house with a fireplace (from USD 1238)

This four-bedroom house for ten boasts a lakefront location in Mound, only roughly a half-hour drive from Minneapolis. It has an open floor plan, featuring a living room with a floor-to-ceiling tile fireplace and stunning lake views, a gourmet kitchen, and a dining area with an eight-seater dining table.

Outside, you will find a huge deck with a gas grill and generous seating area. This property also offers a dock that can accommodate one boat.

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Mound, Minnesota, United States
30.46 km (19.0 mi) from U.S. Bank Stadium
35 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
the house is super clean all windows look upon the beautiful lake
beautiful lake minnetonka nice spacious clean home
minnestay was also a great host and very responsive
i would love to go back in the summer to enjoy the lakeside location
this place was amazing and the perfect location
place was amazing great location right on the lake and the fire pit got some good use
beautiful setting very peaceful and was a great place to get away
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7. An island retreat cabin in a national park (from USD 1000)

Perfect for large families and groups, this stylish five-bedroom cabin sleeps up to sixteen guests. Located within a 6-ha (15-ac) property in Grey Cloud Island Township, it provides sweeping views of the Mississippi River. Further, Minneapolis is only a 30-minute drive away.

This rental features a dock, a fire pit, a hot tub, and an in-ground swimming pool, promising you a leisurely stay. Two canoes and three kayaks are also available for guests’ use.

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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, United States
26.61 km (16.6 mi) from U.S. Bank Stadium
61 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 7 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we all marveled over the view of the mississippi and enjoyed the pool
my wife loved the huge kitchen complete with a second prep sink (her dream ha)
the coffee station was amazing and all of the bedding was new and very comfortable
want pancakes or waffles for breakfast? there was pancake mix as well as a waffle iron
our kids especially enjoyed the arcade and 85" tv
very clean with lots of amenities
the host christina has very high standards for cleanliness so i felt perfectly safe coming here
the cabin is spacious and very comfortable with many places to relax
overall had a great experience and appreciated the quick responses from the hosts
great home and amazing property christina and her husband ted were so kind and super accommodating
christina was a fantastic host with quick and thoughtful communication from check-in to check-out
this place is huge -- 15 acres highly recommend
i rented this property as a place to get away and celebrate my husband's 50th birthday
i can't imagine that there is another spot like this so close to the twin cities
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8. Geodesic dome home with patio (from USD 1999)

This unique dome house sits in Eden Prairie and is only a 5-minute walk from Bryant Lake Regional Park and a 20-minute drive from Minneapolis. It features a living room with a three-sided wood-burning fireplace and a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area and an island in the main living space.

In the second dome, you will find a bouncy castle, another kitchen, and several board games. There is also a workout room with an exercise bike, treadmill, free weights, and pull-up bars.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
16.47 km (10.3 mi) from U.S. Bank Stadium
59 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Dome 9 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
sarah was a great host and we really enjoyed her property
hosts a large group nicely
she went above and beyond to be helpful and made sure we had everything we needed
best airbnb i’ve stayed in to date and your host sarah is amazing and kind
sarah as a host is what makes the double domes extra special
bryant lake park so close by and great for walking around
a park is right across the street with a beautiful lake and trails
an incredible space if it is within your budget this is the perfect place to stay at
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Catch a break and discover Minneapolis

Amidst its rapid development as an economic center over the decades, Minneapolis still boasts several green urban spaces. If you plan to take a break and visit soon, ensure that you check out these most unique Airbnbs to stay in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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